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Stories & More for Preschoolers: Thursdays @ 11:00 am

We’re pleased to announce the return of our weekly gatherings for preschool children and their caregivers. Program Coordinator Maryellen Paull will lead a lively and interactive hour of stories, songs, crafts and other learning activities. These weekly sessions are a great way to help promote early literacy, and allow families to explore all the library has to offer. Programs will take place each Thursday morning at 11:00 am.  Stories will be shared outdoors when weather allows, with craft activities taking place in our Program Room. For all indoor activities, participants will be asked to wear face masks, and observe social distancing. If you have questions, please contact us.

Leelanau Energy – the Choices we Make: October 27

Joe DeFors of Leelanau Energy will discuss opportunities in renewable energy, and the critical importance of moving to greener, more efficient energy systems. Leelanau Energy, based in Northport, is a community initiative composed of diverse members, advocating for renewable energy development here in our county. His presentation will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 in our Program Room. Face masks are strongly recommended for all in attendance.

Halloween @ the Library: October 23 & 30

Celebrate the spooky season with two special events for kids and families this month. On Saturday, October 23 at 1:00 pm come to the  “Make-a-Witch” workshop and craft a paper witch to hang in your window or doorway. This activity is best for grades 2 and up, but all ages are welcome. Then on the following Saturday, October 30, enjoy a Halloween matinee, The Addams Family, also at 1:00 pm – popcorn provided! Finally, on Halloween evening, be sure to include the library in your Trick-or-Treating rounds.

Leelanau County Reads – Firekeeper’s Daughter: November 17

The public libraries of Leelanau County invite all readers to participate in our second annual community read. This year’s selection is Firekeeper’s Daughter, by Angeline Boulley. Her genre-defying novel follows an Ojibwe teen struggling to forge her own identity as she confronts racism, drug abuse, and corruption. The community read will feature two online gatherings, beginning with an author interview on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. The following week, on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00 pm, there will be a county-wide book discussion. To register for these Zoom events click here. The book is available in our collection, via MeLCat, or from area booksellers. We also have 10 free copies of the book to share, on a first-come basis: contact us to make a request.

Nature in Pastels: on display in the Program Room

Our latest community exhibit features the work of four area artists – Christine Nettleton, Jan Price, Julie Avery, and Lesa Seefeld – exploring and interpreting our regional landscapes with pastels. All four have worked in the arts for some time, but have more recently moved into painting with pastels through both individual and group explorations. Their work will be on display through October 29.

Living Nations, Living Words: Remembering Chiaboos   

This poetry reading exploring Native and Hungarian perspectives was canceled until further notice. For information about the poets, see their websites: Dr. Gordon Henry , Kimberly Blaeser  and Gabor Gyukics. For more information about Native Nations poets, visit Living Nations, Living Words.

Virtual Programs, Winter-Spring 2021: Resources

Tech Tips, with Steve Stanton

How to Get the Most out of Zoom and  How to Get the Most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Dinner with Friends, Abra Berens & special guests

Evan Hanczor, Table of Contents: Changua

Shauna Sever, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland: Nebraskan Runzas & Cassata Cake

Abra Berens, Ruffage: Featured recipes. For recordings of Abra’s programs, click here.

Evergreen Organics Michigan: Hemp Horizons

Zoom presentation; websites & reading list.

Michigan Notable Books

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click here.  You can also search our catalog for a listing of Michigan Notables.